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Catholic schools are worth savingBy several authors

Late last month, the U.S. Supreme Court corrected an historic injustice, rooted in anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic bigotry, that, for more than 100 years, has denied students in religious schools the ...

Catholics in AmericaRichard Doerflinger

''A state need not subsidize private education. But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious." So said the Supreme Court's majority opinion ...

Sanger's name being removed is the start

Here is an unsigned editorial which appeared July 29 on the website of The Tablet, the newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. On July 21, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York decided to remove ...

Some nice things to think about in lousy timesDick Flavin

It doesn't take very long for me to fall in love. Only about 30 seconds. That's how quickly I fell back in love with baseball once the shortened season finally got underway. Nate Eovaldi uncorked the ...

The growing edge of liturgical livingLaura Kelly Fanucci

Have you heard of "liturgical living"? The catchphrase has gained popularity in recent years among Catholics seeking to follow the rhythms of the Church year at home. Celebrating feast days with special ...

AM[D]GGeorge Weigel

Last November 11, on the centenary of its relocation to a 93-acre campus in suburban Washington, D.C., Georgetown Preparatory School announced a $60 million capital campaign. In his message for the opening ...

Counting our blessings in the hard timesGreg Erlandson

A reader recently wrote asking me for more uplifting and hopeful subjects for my columns. She was responding specifically to a recent column I wrote on racism, which she called a "downer." I must confess ...

The origins of the Jesuits and their impact on Boston historyViolet Hurst

Friday, July 31, marks the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. In honor of the occasion, and in thanksgiving for the immeasurable contributions of the Jesuits to the ...

Separation and neutralityJohn Garvey

At the time of the Revolutionary War, the Church of England was the established church in the mother country and the southern colonies (plus a few New York counties). King George was the head of the church. ...

Baseball and Gloria SwansonDick Flavin

"Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close up now." With that, Norma Desmond, an over-the-hill, delusional former movie queen, slithers toward the camera in what she assumes is her most irresistible ...